Homemade Hot Fudge Sauce
April 16, 2015
This weekend, I needed hot fudge sauce for a recipe that I was photographing and decided to forgo the jar in my fridge and make my own. I rolled up my sleeves and took a walk down memory lane that was full of chocolate, caramel, whipped cream and maraschino cherries. What resulted is a fabulously decadent hot fudge sauce that will have you thinking you can open your own ice cream parlour.
- Prep: 5 mins
- Cook: 10 mins
- Yields: 2 Cups
In a medium, heavy saucepan over medium heat, combine cream, corn syrup, brown sugar, cocoa, salt, and half of the chocolate. Bring the mixture to a boil. stirring until the chocolate pieces are completely melted.
Reduce heat and cook at a low boil, stirring occasionally, for about five minutes. Remove the pan from the heat and add in butter, vanilla, and remaining chocolate and stirring until smooth. Allow the sauce to cool down before serving.
This recipe can be easily adapted to create new flavors. I added in 1/4 teaspoon of peppermint extract which yielded a subtle, smooth, minty flavor. I think orange extract would also be excellent.
To store, cool sauce completely and chill in an airtight container within the refrigerator for up to one week.